Catch Me a Colobus

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Pan Macmillan, Dec 16, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 188 pages

A pot-pourri of humorous animal anecdotes concocted by the famous wildlife lover, leading conservationist and award-winning author of My Family and Other Animals. Endearingly funny, occasionally outrageous, Catch me a Colobos is classic Gerald Durrell.

Hectic, hilarious days at his Jersey zoo and forays to various corners of the earth to rescue animal species in danger of extinction provide a series of wonderful stories that are wry, witty and wonderful. Apes get loose, tigers get pregnant and women fall by the droves for a handsome zoo keeper . . .

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I love Gerry Durrell and all his books, also this one. Gerry loved animals, and his main aim was to stop the extinction of as many animals as possible by going on expeditions to Africa and South ... Read full review

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Gerald Durrell catching more animals for his zoo in the Channel Islands, with amusing anecdotes about the mishaps and near misses. Interesting now as early examples of a modern conservation movement ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Gerald Durrell was one of Britain's best loved authors and pioneering naturalists. His books, such as the bestselling My Family and Other Animals which celebrated its 60th Anniversary in 2016, continue to entertain generations of children and adults alike. The Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust is an international conservation charity with headquarters in Jersey, UK.

'A renegade who was right . . . He was truly a man before his time' – Sir David Attenborough